Empathy allows us to feel the emotions of others, to identify and understand their feelings and motives and see things from their perspective. How we generate empathy remains a subject of intense debate in cognitive science.
Some scientists now believe they may have finally discovered its root. We’re all essentially mind readers, they say.
The idea has been slow to gain acceptance, but evidence is mounting.
Now is this not something mentalists and psychic entertainers have been saying (claiming?) all along?
For those that were not, I am sure there’s enough in this article that warrants a thought to what can be utilised to build the right patter, even a right persona.
One more thing to watch out for is the new film Suspect Zero, which is based on the concept of Remote Viewing. This too could help in developing one’s persona and build a ‘perfect’ premise for magical entertainers, especially those in the genre of mentalism.
PS: Thanks to Brian and Tony who sounded me off about the article and film respectively.